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Group Performance During Four-Hour Periods Of Confinement

Report Number: MRL TDR 62-70
Author: Alluisi, Earl A.
Author: Hall, Thomas J.
Author: Chiles, W. Dean
Corporate Author: Lockheed Aircraft Corp Marietta GA
Laboratory: Behavioral Sciences Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1962-06
Pages: 41
Contract: AF 33(616)-7607
Project: 1710
Task: 171002
AD Number: AD0283842

This study was carreid out to determine the test-retest reliability of a battery of six performance tasks. Four of these tasks were designed to assess individual performance, and the remaining two tasks were designed to measure crew or group-dependent performance. In each of these group tasks, successful performance required interactions among crewmembers in the form of exchanges of information, cooperation, and temporal coordination. Each of 5, 5-man crews was tested for 4 consecutive hours a day on each of 4 days after a 3-day training period. All testing was conducted with the crewmembers seated at work stations in an advanced-system crew compartment mock-up. All of the measures taken with the six tests exhibit satisfactorily high reliability coefficients.

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